Savvy Mum Reveals £30 Amazon Wallpaper Hack To Achieve Scandi Headboard
- Julie Phillips, 50, didn’t want to spend a fortune on an expensive natural oak headboard
- She created her own wooden-style headboard using £12.49 Amazon wallpaper, a Craftright knife and some wallpaper paste
- The transformation took Julie under an hour and saved her hundreds of pounds
A well-chosen headboard can transform a room and be an attention-grabbing centrepiece.
But they can cost a fortune, with online options costing hundreds or even thousands.
Julie Phillips, 50, a married mum of two from Lincoln, wanted to give her bedroom a Scandi look, but didn’t want to spend a fortune on an expensive natural oak headboard.
Instead, she bought some £12.49 Amazon wallpaper, and created her very own headboard using the budget material, wallpaper paste and a craft knife.
"I just love the look of the natural wood, it’s so stylish and elegant.
"I wanted a headboard which was very similar with a Scandinavian look to it.
"I looked at lots of headboards online, but they were so expensive.
"The oak slatted headboards online I liked was £259 for a super king-sized bed.
"So I thought there must be a cheaper way to achieve this look without spending a fortune.
"As an avid DIYer, I love nothing more than to decorate and create new ideas in my home.
"So I started to scroll through the internet, in search of some ideas.
“When I came across the Fresco Natural Wooden Slats Wallpaper on Amazon, it was exactly what I was looking for.
"I ordered two rolls of the wallpaper at £12.49 each, a Craftright knife and some wallpaper paste.
"When the wallpaper arrived, I played around with a few ideas.
“I cut lots of strips off the wallpaper and layered them on top of one another until finally, I got the perfect match.
"I found by just removing the black edge of the wallpaper roll with a craft knife and creating an angled trim to match the outer colour of the headboard it worked perfectly.
"As soon as I added the trim on top of the wallpaper, it transformed the look and gave it a wonderful framed headboard finish.
“I'm absolutely made up with how it turned out.
“It has given my room a warm, cosy Scandinavian feel, which is exactly what I wanted.
"The wallpaper is so easy to hang and match, and it took just over an hour to achieve the finished look.
"Just by adding a few green plants to the room, it complimented the look of the white and wood, creating the Scandinavian look I wanted.
"My next job will be to add some nice feature wall lights along the side of the headboard to complete the look.
"The total cost was less than £30, which was so affordable, especially when on a budget.
"I was made up that I had saved so much money compared to buying a new headboard, and I can always recreate a new headboard by changing the wallpaper. It was definitely a more affordable option.
“It just goes to show if you shop around and play around with some ideas you can achieve a great original and unique look at the fraction of the cost!”
Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, comments: “Julie’s idea is genius! She’s not only saved a fortune on buying a brand new headboard, but has given us all a masterclass in coming up with innovative ideas that don’t take long but look great.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if this clever idea catches on and becomes a trend!"
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